Tim Beckham
Rays' Tim Beckham drives in winning run Saturday
Tim Beckham, 2B, TB
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News: Rays infielder Tim Beckham continues to show his potential in the big leagues. Beckham ripped a two-run double in the eighth inning off Miguel Castro to break a 2-2 tie. 

"I was just hoping I had a chance to get another at-bat, man," Beckham said to MLB.com. "I struck out twice tonight looking. I wasn't too happy about that. That's not what I like to do. Nobody likes to do it. But I definitely don't like to strike out looking. Just wanted to get another AB, and another opportunity to hit the ball hard. Hopefully some runners on base and get some RBIs."

Beckham was given the green light to swing on a 3-0 count and delivered.

"I didn't get it clean off the barrel, but I put a good swing on it," Beckham said. "He was throwing the ball pretty hard. Thought I had enough to get it out of here."

Beckham is hitting .275 with five RBI in 40 at-bats this season.


Ryan Flaherty
O's Ryan Flaherty (groin) could see action in Double-A before return
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
News: Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty (groin) said his injury is improving and that the recovery timetable of five to seven days is on track, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Flaherty was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right groin strain.

He is expected to play in some games at Double-A Bowie before he comes off the DL.

Logan Forsythe
Jake Elmore gets first start of season for Rays
Logan Forsythe, 2B, TB
News: Rays second baseman Jake Elmore is in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Elmore will bat eighth in the lineup. 

Regular second baseman Logan Forsythe moves to first base. It's his fourth start of the season at the position. 

The Rays are +102 money line underdogs to visiting Toronto. 


Steve Tolleson
Blue Jays activate Michael Saunders from DL, DFA Steve Tolleson
Steve Tolleson, 2B, TOR
News: The Blue Jays activated outfielder Michael Saunders off the disabled list following Friday's game at Tampa Bay. Saunders had been sidelined since injuring his knee early in spring training.

To clear a roster spot, infielder Steve Tolleson was desginated for assignment. Tolleson entered play Friday batting .273 with no home runs and two RBI in six games.


Omar Infante
2B Omar Infante back in action Friday night for Royals
Omar Infante, 2B, KC
News: Second baseman Omar Infante is back in the lineup Friday night for the Royals against the host White Sox. He has been absent for six games with a groin ailment.

Infante, who is in his custumary ninth spot, returns on a nine-game hitting streak, though he managed just one hit in eight of those games. He boasts a slash line of .250/.244/.350.


Gordon Beckham
White Sox start Gordon Beckham in place of Conor Gillaspie
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW
News: White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie wasn't in the team's starting lineup for Friday's game. 

Gillaspie has started six straight games at third. He'll be spelled by Gordon Beckham, who gets his fourth start of the season. 

The White Sox are -108 money line favorites over visiting Kansas City. 


Jonathan Schoop
Swelling yet to subside in Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop's knee
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL
News: The Orioles are still waiting for the swelling in the injured knee of second baseman Jonathan Schoop to subside, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Schoop is on the disabled list with a partial tear of his right PCL as well as a sprain of the MCL in the same knee and expected to be out through the end of May. Fill-in second baseman Ryan Flaherty is also dealing with a groin injury, leaving Jimmy Paredes to draw the start at second base Thursday.


Dustin Pedroia
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia hits homer in loss
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS
News: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth home run of the season in a 7-5 loss to the Rays on Wednesday. 

Pedroia's two-run shot also scored Mookie Betts in the third inning. Pedroia finished the game 2 for 5. He's now hitting a slash line of .271/.343/.525. This was Pedroia's first home run since April 14 against the Nationals. 


Devon Travis
Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis gets 3 hits in win over Orioles
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR
News: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis had another great game at the plate in Wednesday night's 4-2 win over the Orioles. 

Travis went 3 for 4 with a home run, his fourth of the season. He recorded two RBI and scored a run of his own. In 14 games, Travis has only come away without a hit three times. He's now hitting .367/.415/.673. 

"I don't know what's happening," Travis said, via Sportsnet. "That's just a blessing because I don't know where the heck that's coming from."


Jose Altuve
Astros' Jose Altuve has clutch hit during win over Mariners
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU
News: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had the game-winning hit during a 6-3 win Tuesday against the Mariners. His bases-clearing double in the top of the eighth inning broke a 3-all tie.

The three RBI were a season-best for Altuve, who is batting .288 (17 for 59) with one home run, two doubles and seven RBI in 14 games. He also has five stolen bases.


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